Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1338

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 4-12-9-3.

Synopsis: Tobacco farmers and rural community impact fund. Specifies that the agricultural mentoring, entrepreneurial leadership development, and tuition and scholarship assistance components of the tobacco farmers and rural community impact fund are restricted to displaced tobacco growers whose crop production has been reduced and to children and stepchildren of such growers.

Effective: July 1, 2002.





Lytle, Bischoff, Duncan




    January 15, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1338



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state and local administration.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 4-12-9-3; (02)IN1338.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 4-12-9-3 , AS AMENDED BY P.L.291-2001, SECTION 74, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 3. (a) Subject to subsection (b), money in the fund shall be used for the following purposes:
        (1) Agricultural grant and loan programs to assist cooperative arrangements consisting of tobacco quota owners and tobacco growers working together to transition from tobacco production to other agricultural enterprises and to assist individual tobacco quota owners and tobacco growers who are in the process of transitioning to other agricultural enterprises.
        (2) Value-added cooperatives, incubators, and other enterprises or facilities established for the purpose of assisting tobacco quota owners and tobacco growers to capture additional revenues from non-tobacco agricultural commodities.
        (3) Agricultural mentoring programs, entrepreneurial leadership development, and tuition and scholarships to assist displaced tobacco growers whose tobacco crop production has been

reduced, and children and stepchildren of such displaced tobacco growers, in acquiring new training and employment skills.
        (4) Academic research to identify new transitional crop enterprises to replace tobacco production.
        (5) Market facility development for marketing current and new crop enterprises.
        (6) Administrative and planning services for local communities and economic development entities that suffer a negative impact from the loss of tobacco production.
        (7) Establishment and operation of a regional economic development consortium to address common problems faced by local communities that suffer a negative impact from the loss of tobacco production.
    (b) Expenditures from the fund are subject to appropriation by the general assembly and approval by the the commissioner of agriculture. The commissioner of agriculture may not approve an expenditure from the fund unless that expenditure has been recommended by the advisory board established by section 4 of this chapter.